A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/19 / 2019-03-18 13:46:10 / March 18, 2019 @ 1:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 144.0375° East, -6.6293° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000jhxk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jhxk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:46:10 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Mendi, Ialibu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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